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March 5, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 12

KU mourns Clarke Wescoe
Fall events schedule unites Band Day, Family Weekend
Campus food services to blend operations
Wescoe Terrace to see expansion
Spring enrollment records set
Expo experiments
Wheat State Whirlwind plans Kansas expedition
Professor took road less traveled to field of study
Pulitzer-winning journalist comes to KU for lecture

Flock to be feathered, new plumage revealed
Faculty art to be featured in exhibit
Employees of the month honored
Lawsuit appeal dismissed

Judge rules for KU in Watkins Trust case

Drill to highlight safety procedures

‘Really Rosie’ reading
Experts to pour into water conference
Delicate dance

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Wheat State Whirlwind plans Kansas expedition

Annual tour visits historic, cultural, geographic sites

This year’s Wheat State Whirlwind bus tour, May 21 and May 24 through 28, will live up to its name with stops in communities across Kansas.

Three dozen KU faculty and staff members will spend six days touring cultural, historic, economic and geographic sites of interest from Atchison to Liberal—360 miles as the crow flies.

Sponsored by the chancellor’s office, the tour began in 1997 as a way to introduce faculty new to Kansas to the people and terrain of their new home state. The tour also offers new KU faculty opportunities to meet faculty from other departments. The tour took a hiatus in 2003 but is back this year by popular demand.

A reception for tour participants will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the chancellor’s residence.

Visit the Wheat State Whirlwind Web site,

Wheat State Whirlwind 2004 itinerary:
May 21
The tour will visit the Kansas Speedway, Leavenworth and Atchison.
May 24
The tour will visit Topeka, Emporia, Scott and Carol Ritchie’s ranch near Cottonwood Falls, Sedan and Winfield.
May 25
The tour will visit Harper, Medicine Lodge, Mullinville, Meade and Liberal.
May 26
The tour will visit Garden City, the Duff Ranch in Logan County, Montezuma, Oakley and Colby.
May 27
The tour will visit Nicodemus, Palco, Plainville, Hays and Ross and Marianna Beach’s ranch near Hays.
May 28
The tour will visit Wilson Lake, Lucas, Marquette, Lindsborg and Salina.

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